Jon Rahm begs for even more wind to hit Scottish Open

Jon Rahm Genesis Scottish Open

Jon Rahm wants even more wind to hit the Genesis Scottish Open – despite describing the conditions as some of the most brutal he has faced.

Cards were wrecked in East Lothian as the Renaissance Club bared its teeth, with strong winds battering the field for the second day in a row.

Rahm, never one to hide his emotions, was visibly frustrated on the back nine as a round of 72 left him level for the week.

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But afterwards, he admitted he would like to see more of the same as he looks to prepare for next week’s historic Open Championship in St Andrews.

“It is as brutal as I've played in. It can’t get much harder but it’s a great way to prep,” the former world No.1 said. “You can’t prepare for it anywhere else in the world.

“Even though this isn’t the most linksy golf course, it’s a really good way to train yourself to hit shots in the wind and being able to pick the right club.

“It’s very frustrating but it’s important to get used to it because I would assume we are going to have four days like this in St Andrews.

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“I like playing in the wind. It suits me and it’s to my advantage.

“I hope there’s more wind. The more wind the better. You just need to be really decisive in what you choose.”

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